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The holiday season has arrived!

Thanksgiving Thursday 11/24: Closed

Monday 12/12: Closed for Staff Party

Christmas Eve Saturday 12/24: Closed

Christmas Day Sunday 12/25: Closed

Normal hours all other days.  Have a happy and safe end of 2016!

Changing the Guard

Changing the Guard Oatmeal Stout starts with a waft of black coffee, a touch of apple fruitiness and a deep toasted bread note. Hints of dark chocolate with a soft smooth creaminess from the oats and a light earthiness from the hops. The finish is semi-dry with a touch of dark dried fruits: dates, figs and raisin lingering.  6.1% ABV.

Criminology IPA

This aggressive IPA packs a punch with hop flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange with a hint of ripened tropical fruit finishing off with grapefruit zest at the back palate. There is a spicy malt undertone with a toasty and bready backbone. This IPA has a crisp, dry finish with a touch of bitter bite. 7.1% ABV.

Chile con Cerveza

Brewed with our friends at the Square Pub to celebrate their 6th Annual Chile Roast, this dry-hopped lager was infused with roasted Hatch chile peppers to create this perfectly balanced pepper beer. Not too spicy and oh-so-good, it’s definitely not to be missed.


Crisp Cross Pale Ale

This single hop British Pale Ale features all British malts and the unique UK Brambling Cross Hops.  After fermentation, this pale ale was cold conditioned for a month to give it an extra crisp finish.  This Daddy Mac will make you jump, jump!! “..make you jump, jump” Mark Twain (maybe, I have no proof, but he probably did)

4.8% ABV

Brewer Search Begins!

Twain’s is looking for next Head Brewer

Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards will soon bid farewell to our longtime brewer, Chase Medlin. Chase will be opening Locomotion Brewing Co. in Chamblee next year. As Twain’s head brewer he has maintained a superb line-up of core beers as well as treating us to unique seasonals and one-offs.  Twain’s wishes Chase all the best, and thank him for his work during the past six years.

We now begin the search for a new brewer who will write the next chapter in the Twain’s brewing story.

If you know an experienced professional brewer who is looking for an opportunity to design and brew a wide range of beers in a brewpub setting, let them know!

Contact Ethan Wurtzel, Subject: Twain’s Brewer.

GovernMint Mule “Imperial” Mild

We designed and brewed our newest collaboration with our friend Jarrett Stieber, chef of local pop-up restaurant EatMeSpeakMe in Candler Park. This Mild was brewed with traditional English ingredients in addition to fresh ginger, lemon, sorrel, and mint. It is luscious, crisp, and healthy!     5.2% ABV

Savage Saison

Our Belgian yeast strain ripped through this beer like a hungry savage. As a result, our Savage is fragrant, refreshing, and delicious, with a floral flavor and aroma with light notes of clove and spice   5.0%ABV

Barely Brown

While brewing our River Sunset Amber, we realized that one of our specialty malts must’ve been darker than usual when we started filling the kettle and it was a lovely brown hue instead of amber. So, on the fly, we picked ourselves up by our bootstraps, changed the recipe, and made this delicious balanced brown ale. Enjoy!

Pink Guava Oat Saison

Our latest collaboration with Terrapin Beer Company, this saison was brewed with oats and pink guava to create a silky smooth and pleasantly fruity drinking experience. Great for the summer heat and at 5.6%, you can have more than one. Enjoy!    5.6%ABV

Ace in the Whole Wheat IPA

This delicious single hop wheat IPA has a velvety smooth mouth feel and a unique pungent aroma, with notes of lemon-lime and hints of oak.  Hopped with only Japanese Sorachi Ace hops, this beer is not to be missed!


Blood & Pepper IPA

Brewed in collaboration with 7venth Sun Brewery for our annual fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This amazing IPA was brewed with moro blood oranges, kafir lime leaves, and Szechuan peppercorns. This is one time deal, it it while you can!!

6.5% ABV

Reposado Rojo

Our Imperial Red was aged in a Reposed Tequila barrel to create this decadent delight.  Tequila and Oak shine through this hopped up Imperial Red.  8.7% ABV

Transplant Porter

Our newest Porter is dark brown in color and medium bodied, with well rounded flavors of coffee with a subtle toffee sweetness     5.4%ABV

Help Twain’s help the Atlanta Community Food Bank!


Join Twain’s and friends for our 8th annual benefit for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  Enjoy 7 beer/food pairings from the areas best chefs and brewers in a relaxed, festival atmosphere, all to support our fellow Georgians.   Restaurants include Twain’s (of course) Revival, Pine Street Market, Steinbeck’s, Makan, Leon’s, and Brick Store Pub.  Breweries for the cause Twain’s, Twain’s/7th Sun Collaboration, Three Taverns, Wild Heaven, Creature Comforts, Second Self and Orpheus! LORDY ALL THIS FOR ONLY $45/person!! Admission to this one a kind food & beer extravaganza is available here: .  Join the fun, come with friends, 100% of your admission goes to the ACFB and you get a great souvenir glass to bring home.


10 Snakes Fruit Ale V. 2.0

The second edition of our Ten Snakes series was infused with grapefruit and fresh ginger to create this light refreshing Spring beer. The grapefruit and ginger were both lightly dosed to give subtle but present accents, and base beer is dry and light on the palate. A great patio beer for this lovely weather.   ABV  5.4%

“I’d rather have ten snakes in the house than one fly.” -MT 

Twain’s 1895 IPA

In 1895 Mark Twain went to New Zealand.  In 2016 Twain’s Brewpub brewed an IPA counterclockwise and only used New Zealand hops, Southern Cross and Nelson Sauvin.  Enjoy this pithrusy delight


Chocolate & Smoke Stout

Medium in body, yet robust in flavor- this chocolate stout is sure to please the malt lovers. A touch of smoked malt will warm you, in addition to notes of dark roast coffee, toffee, and toasted walnuts    5.7%ABV

Silky Mosaic Pale Ale

Our newest one-off pale ale is single-hopped with Mosaic hops which give a crisp yet juicy hop character with a pleasantly resinous bitter finish. The ride is silky smooth from of the addition of wheat malt in the recipe. This one can go for miles.   4.5%ABV

Bright-Eyed Espresso Brown

Our new seasonal is sure to make you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with a beautiful symphony of warm winter flavors.  Brewed with our friends at local coffee roasted, Beanealogy, 640 shots of espresso were pulled and blended into this batch.  Notes of maple, roasted pecans, chocolate, and creamy mocha shine through this malty treat! 5.4%ABV

Yule Hop Pale Ale

Get your holiday spirit on with this new seasonal Pale Ale!  With a myriad of different hops,, this pale ale is sure to make the holiday season bright!  Happy holidays from your friends at Twain’s!



Dark Night Coffee Stout

This dark, delicious, delight was brewed in collaboration with our good friends at My Parents Basement and our local coffee roasted Beaneology.  We brewed a rich roast stout, and blended it with Nicaraguan espresso and cold brewed coffee.   5.5% ABV

Rumor Rye Double IPA

In the spirit of Atlanta Craft Beer Week, we brewed this big double IPA to rock your face with juicy hop goodness.  At a whopping 9.7% ABV, Rumor has a nice malt backbone, and big hop flavor and aroma showcasing Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops

Ayame Sake Ale

Our latest collaboration with friends far and wide.  Bearded Iris Brewing (TN) and Ryujin Brewery (Japan), helped make this sake-ale hybrid, fusing old world sake brewing traditions with modern craft brewing methods.  Ayame was brewed with rice and barley in the mash, a light dose of Japanese Sorachi Ace hops in the kettle, koji (malted rice) in the fermenter, and a blend of ale and sake yeasts, making a unique dry sake-ale..6.8% ABV.

Bronze Aged Imperial Porter

Red Wine Oak Barrel Aged

Brewed in 2014 to celebrate 19 years, we aged the Bronze Age Imperial Porter in a red wine barrel for over 10 months creating this decadent this decadent delight! It has great balance and exudes the character of both the rich porter and the red wine.  9.2% ABV.

Guava Blend Ale

This fun and interesting blend called for equal parts Four Count Pale Ale and Sentiment Saison, with fresh guava blended to accent the fruity notes        5.7% ABV

Sentiment Saison

This lovely light and crisp saison has a nice hop character with delicate Belgian-type esters.  5.4% ABV

“I have not the the slightest sympathy with what the world calls sentiment, not the slightest”

Innocents Abroad Belgian IPA

This Belgian styled IPA was brewed with pale and light caramel malts, with Columbus, Cascade, Simcoe and Citra hops.  Its dry and crisp with a great hop character and Belgian-type esters


The Session Oatmeal Black IPA was brewed in collaboration with our good friends from The Porter, and is a silky smooth, hoppy, aromatic, dark delight!

Release the Hounds

Inspired by the classic Greyhound cocktail, this light and refreshing ale as brewed with grapefruit zest and blended with fresh grapefruit juice after fermentation.  A great summer beer that will boost your immunities!* (*we have no science to back up these claims, we’re just brewers, not doctors)

Peach Crisp Ale

This patio beer was designed for these hot Georgia summers, and was brewed with ripe peaches and oats to give it a smooth and silky mouthfeel.  Crisp and Refreshing!

Comet Pub & Lanes now open!!



Have you gone bowling at The Comet yet?  Our sister location just down the road off Church St. has revived the former Suburban Lanes.  We are rolling on 32 lanes, plus 2 dart boards and an arcade!  The Comet has a full kitchen featuring from scratch pizza, sandwiches, burgers and more.  The 16 draft lines and full bar feature many local craft beers and spirits.

Stop by for some bowling, food and fun The Comet’s hours are Monday 5pm-12:30am, Tue-Sat 10am-12:30am, and Sunday 11am-12:30am.

Hashbiscus IPA

Brewed in collaboration with our friends from SweetWater, this IPA was brewed with hibiscus flowers and hop hash made from Belma, Calypso and Sorachi Ace Hops


Galactic Love Twain

People all over the Galaxy, join hands, and start a love Twain!  Hopped to gills and dry-hopped with Australian Galaxy Hops, this India Red Ale packs a punch of citrus and tropical fruit hop notes with a strong malt base to carry this all to drinkable beer!

Snap, Crackle, Hops Dry-Hopped Lager

This pale lager was designed to be light and refreshing to combat the Georgia heat.  Dry Hopped with Willamette and New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops to give it juicy hop flavor and aroma, we added toasted rice to the malts to give this beer an extra crisp finish   5.3% ABV

Coosa Mountain Trail Ale

Brewed in collaboration with our friends from Yeti Trail Runners, this silky smooth session beer was inspired by trail mix and brewed with granola, oats, honey, forrest berries and a touch of chocolate.  Pairs great with sunshine!

Abv 5.3%

Elephant’s Dream Oatmeal Stout

Brewed in collaboration with the Dekalb Young Republicans to benefit the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, this oatmeal stout is a malt lover’s dream.  Notes of dark chocolate and roast accompanied by a smooth and silky mouthfeel makes for a great exBeerience!  5.8%ABV

Saaz Spring Pale Ale

This refreshing English styled Pale ale celebrates Spring with a fruity and floral essence from Czech Saaz hops.  5.7%ABV “In the Spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours”

Raspberry Beret Tart Ale

This would not be found in a second hand store.  Designed for the warmer weather, this crisp, refreshing ale was infused with raspberry, ginger and lactic acid for a subtly fruity, spicy, and tart  flavor

A Ginger Goat Session Pale

Our newest experiment, A Ginger Goat, uses our Scapegoat Session Pale as the base, but instead of dry-hops, we added fresh ginger.  It is crisp, and the ginger adds a sweet a spicy aroma and flavor which compliments the hop profile of this all too drinkable beer

Hop Duel IPA

A single batch of dual hops! Punchy and juicy featuring Japanese Sorachi and North American Azzaca hops, Hop Duel has a unique tropical fruit flavor and aroma to accompany a strong clean bitterness.  6.5% ABV

“I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.” Mark Twain

19th Anniversary Bronze Age Imperial Porter

Celebrating 19 years of business.  Pouring a deep dark brown with a sweet and boozy with a hint of roasted malt on the nose.  Rich and smooth on the tongue, with flavors of raisin and caramel to balance the backbone of dark roasted grain.  A true delight!  9.2% ABV.

Double Breakfast Brown

Our latest collaboration beer, brewed with friends a the Virginia Brewing Company.  This Imperial Brown was brewed with oatmeal, maple syrup, and local coffee from Java Vino as well as Aromas from Williamsburg VA.  This is a rich beer, singing with roasted coffee with a mouthfeel that allows it to linger and please.  9.5% ABV

Barrel Aged Gettin Nipply Stout

Lightly aged in a Willet Bourbon barrel, this winter stout features seven different malts.  BAGNS pours a deep black with a rich tan head.  Its creamy body empowers the sweetness and roasted malt flavors with hints of oak and bourbon.  A wonderful treat for dark beer lovers.